jus publicum

noun
jus pub·​li·​cum | \ -ˈpə-bli-kəm, -ˈpü-blē-ˌku̇m \

Legal Definition of jus publicum

: a right of public ownership specifically : the right of ownership of real property that is held in trust by a government for the public tidal flats are subject to the jus publicumUnited States v. Hensel, 509 F. Supp. 1376 (1981)

History and Etymology for jus publicum

New Latin, from Latin, public law or right

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“Jus publicum.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/jus%20publicum. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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